10 dead, 70 discharged, as Nigeria’s total Coronavirus cases hit 318

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, confirmed three additional death to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria, bringing the total number of persons dead to the virus to 10.

The NCDC also said that the total active cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country are now 238, while total infections number rise to 318.

NCDC made this disclosure through its verified Twitter account on Saturday night.

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According to the report, the agency recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, with 11 in Lagos, one in Delta, and another one in Kano.

It stated that there were 19 states with confirmed cases of the pandemic and the majority of the active cases were in a stable condition.

“As at 9:30p.m April 11, there are 318 confirmed cases: 70 discharged; 10 deaths; Lagos- 174; FCT- 56; Osun- 20; Edo- 12; Oyo- 11; Ogun- 7; Bauchi- 6; Kaduna- 6; Akwa Ibom- 5; Katsina-4; Delta- 3; Enugu- 2; Ekiti- 2; Rivers- 2; Kwara- 2; Ondo- 2; Benue- 1; Niger- 1; Anambra- 1; Kano-1,” it stated.

NCDC disclosed that two new laboratories have been activated for COVID-19 testing.

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“They are Influenza Laboratory at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and National Veterinary Research Institute Vom in Plateau. This brings the number of COVID-19 testing laboratories in Nigeria to 11.

“In progress- Maiduguri, Sokoto, Port Harcourt and  Kaduna,” it said.

The agency added that its COVID-19 Microsite was a central repository for publicly available resources, as it responds to the pandemic.

“One way you can contribute to sharing verified information is by downloading resources on its website, and sharing with your network. Our Whatsapp and Telegram Channels are active!

“The response to COVID19 requires strong collective efforts from all Nigerians.

“Please adhere to all recommendations from health authorities- hand washing, self-isolation and respiratory hygiene,” NCDC said.

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